Tips to choose the perfect toothbrush

Toothbrushes are the most important item to have in our bathroom for cleaning our precious teeth and they can come in many types, sizes and styles too choose from, so making the right choice it’s not as easy as it may seem. It’s really amazing the number of products out there in the market when it comes to toothbrush alone.

That is why we are going to help you overcome this pesky task with some useful tips to choose the best type of toothbrush for you. Remember that ch

anging your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months as most dentists says is really important for your mouth’s health to avoid most common diseases.


Speaking of dentists, I asked many dentists in Los Algodones Mexico and in the States to research a little about the subject and almost all of them agree that the best kind of tooth brush are the ones with soft bristles. Soft bristles can effectively clean our teeth because they treat them and the gums very gentle when removing the plaque and food particles that often get annoyingly stuck between them.


When considering the size of your new toothbrush opt for a small-headed one since they are can reach any place in the mouth with such ease. They certainly cover a lot of ground, including back teeth and even wisdom teeth, which are normally a pain to brush ad clean.


Also it is worth to consider toothbrush that comes with nice perks like non slip grips and flexible neck, tongue scratchers. There are many styles and forms so decide the one that suits your need the most!


If you need more orientation to choose the best toothbrush for you, don’t hesitate to consult with your dentist, but chances are that he or she will tell you the same. The best toothbrush will be the one that fits comfortably your mouth and feel nice in your hands when you brush and can reach any place inside your mouth easily.


One question I get a lot is about electric toothbrushes and personally I think that they are an excellent choice, although a little more expensive than your average toothbrush. If you can afford it I say go for it, they are really good at doing their job and a huge plus for lazy people.


When to replace your toothbrush

When you can see that your toothbrush is wearing down you should replace it immediately. Using a worn toothbrush can only make you really sick, because the bristles can collect many nasty germs that can lead to many oral diseases,

but if you change it every 3-4 months like we mentioned above you’ll be just fine.

Remember this advice clearly as taking good care properly of your toothbrush also improve your oral health, especially in kids, as their toothbrushes need to be replaced more often than adults.


Neglecting to buy a new toothbrush you are risking facing bacteria that can seriously ruin your mouth. There are many microorganisms that are transferred through toothbrush use and can lead to several health problems like gingivitis, black tongue, cavities and many more. This is enough reason to clean your toothbrush very often and replace it as soon as you see the bristles in bad shape overall.


Now let me introduce to you some nice tips to clean your toothbrush and keep it in good shape. Some of them you may know them already but refreshing your memory is not a bad thing at all, so let’s pay close attention to them:

  1. Don’t share your toothbrush, this will avoid getting germs and diseases.
  2. Rinse your toothbrush with tap water after using it to get rid of toothpaste and debris, this will keep it nice and clean.
  3. Get use to store your toothbrush in an upright position and let it air-dry, never store it in close containers because they are help most germs to develop.
  4. Keep all toothbrushes separated from one another so the germs don’t transfer between them, most families like to keep them together and this is a huge mistake.


Visiting your dentist at least twice a year for regular checks and cleaning will help you keep your teeth nice and bright. But if you are interested in get the best deals in any  dental treatment, you should try some dental tourism at Los Algodones, Mexico located just about 7 miles southwest from Yuma, AZ, after crossing de US-Mexican border.

The best brushing techniques to clean your teeth

Brushing is your teeth is one of the most important hygiene habits we learn when we are kids. And it is a pretty huge deal that we brush our teeth everyday if we want to have a beautiful, shining white smile. Besides by brushing constantly we protect our teeth, which help us to talk and eat properly, from nasty diseases like as bad breath, gingivitis that can lead ultimately to teeth loss, and nobody wants to lose their teeth.

Expert dentist suggest their patients that brushing their teeth at least 2 times a day, especially after every meal, we ensure that to get rid from any type of food residues that can accumulate in our mouth. What we really want by doing this is to eliminate the bacterium that comes with the food debris that can cause cavities and other diseases like we said before. So by using the proper brushing technique we can reach every place of the mouth, cleaning every corner and keeping our teeth nice and clean.


We can start by classifying the different types of brushing techniques according their type of movement, and then we will describe them more properly. So buckle up and stay tune for some of the best brushing techniques!


Ok! So, motion first. In first place we have the horizontal reciprocating motions, followed by vertical sweeping brushing technique, rotatory brushing technique and vibratory motion. It is important to take in mind that each one has its own individual trick, it’s like knowing a lot of martial arts of brushing technique at your reach that allows you to keep your teeth spotlessly clean.


Let´s review them together one by one, shall we?


The Horizontal Scrub Method


This scrubbing method is the one of the most used because it’s so easy to use and its get the teeth very well clean effectively. It consist on holding onto your favorite tooth brush and just place the bristles horizontally, then you can proceed to brush carefully left and right, in a horizontal fashion. Remember to avoid ding it so fast and aggressive because you can end up damaging to your teeth and gums pretty badly in the long run.


The Bass Method


The Bass method it’s also pretty easy to learn. It will be enough just pointing the bristles of your tooth brush diagonally. Try to point it 45 degrees between your gums and teeth, then proceed to vibrate the toothbrush back and forth, trying to do short strokes ten to fifteen times in each tooth before moving to the next one. This brushing technique is perfect for removal the coat of plaque that can stick to the enamel.


The Stillman’s Brushing Technique


This technique is highly recommended for people with some kind of gingival disease or gum recession. Being similar to the Bass technique, the only big difference is that you have to apply short horizontal strokes instead of vertically with light pressure, and that’s it.


The Charter’s Brushing Technique

This one is really cool for people using orthodontics, especially for cleaning between each tooth. In the Charter brushing technique, you want to place the bristles really close to the gums, aiming at 45 degrees close to the long axis of the tooth, and finally you gently brush back and forth adding a vibratory motion.


The Fone’s Brushing Technique


Basically the most common circular brushing technique ever. This is one is the simplest but one of the less effective of the brushing techniques. You just have move the toothbrush in a circular manner, trying to cover the entire teeth surface if you can, it doesn’t get simpler than that. The most important thing is to do it steady and slow to clean properly all the teeth.

Teenage girl brushing teeth – copyright of jupiterimages

Don’t forget to consider applying more than technique, feeling free to experiment and use all of them to clean your teeth to keep them really healthy. By combining them you’ll get better results and create the foundation to a better dental hygiene too!


And to complete your dental hygiene we suggest that you to visit your dentist at least. Luckily for you, if you are looking for the best dentist, we recommend Mexico as your destination, as Los Algodones, the most popular town for dental tourists, is the home for more than 300 professional dentists ready to attend any of your dental needs by just crossing the border. And their prices are crazy low! you can save up to 80% of your money.